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and daughter. that is our big story tonight. 28-year-old alicia avery was found shot to death along side the body of her daughter monday night. kai reed is live in towson with how the victims are being remembered. >> dozens of people attended the candlelight vigil for alicia avery and her daughter. they said it was not about mourning their deaths, but about celebrating their lives. >> i am just devastated by everything. >> alicia avery's parents have cried every day since 28-year- old avery and her 4-year-old daughter were discovered shot to death in a baltimore county motel. tonight, loved ones and lit candles and shared memories of the mother and daughter who adored each other. alicia love to sing in had a beautiful voice. her daughter had infectious personality. >> they were beautiful people. to get to know them was to love them. >> they had not been seen or heard of for four days when their bodies were discovered in a room at the welcome inn motel on monday. alicia's beyonce was charged with the murders. >> her mother said their relationship had soured in the days before the shooting
in annapolis, but at this point not a big stir at places like the popular charles village club. >> people don't understand there is an actual tax on it. they think it was a price increase. overall, we have the same clientele. how it's a little bit more, a quarter more. >> the new tax is expected to generate $85 million and a portion will fund services for the developmentally disabled and later for school construction. those that fought for the tax increase thinks there will be other benefits as well. >> this will save lives. it will reduce underage drinking abuse and save us from injury. >> patrons didn't seem to be complaining this weekend didn't seem to be complaining about the price changes, not yet. >> it isn't going to change anything about the way the people drink. the government will be making a profit. >> it's going towards something good, the good of society. that's fine. >> it is expected the average drink price will go up about 25 cents and the fax affects beer, wine, and spirits. a star strangled spectacle. the b.s.o. starts its outside concert series with a bang. we'll take you t
of the building. big puffs of smoke. there was a lot of coughing -- popping and there was a boom. >> [unintelligible] >> one firefighter was treated for heat exhaustion. no other injuries were reported another day of code red heat. perhaps others are getting used to it. whether it was a water taxi at the in a heartbeat -- inner harbor, or finding a shaded area, people were out. john cullins will join us later with word on when the heat wave may break. the topic of same-sex marriage is heating in maryland. gov. martin o'malley says he plans to make a marriage a legislative priority during the next general assembly. under the governor's plan, same- sex couples would have the same legal rights as their heterosexual counterparts. they will have equal protection under the law while experiencing religious freedom. that is not sitting well with certain clergy members. >> we're not opposing any personal or individual. my position is not to oppose. my position is to defend. and my position is to defend traditional marriage. >> the governor hopes to shape the maryland legislation similar t
officer was shot on the job, the commissioner announces an arrest. that is the big story tonight. a tip from the community to track down 20-year-old che jordan. >> he is charged in the shooting that injured an officer tuesday night. did police mention a motive in this case? >> that are still trying to figure it out. they are trying to figure out why a gunman would pull that trigger. they do know the suspect was mad at the city police department. >> his eyes were rolling in the back of his head. i saw it. >> moments after the officer was shot, 815-year-old captain company and tell -- a 15 year- old helped keep him company. the police officer was shot while responding to a domestic dispute around 11:30 tuesday. neighbors say this house made the call. >> i do not know what happened. >> the officer was settling the domestic dispute and was shot with an assault rifle similar to this one. >> it was a big gun. >> even with the advanced ballistic capability of our soft body armor, it would have been a challenge to stop those rounds. it is a miracle that our officer was not more seriously injure
-396-2100. >> now to our big story. strong storms moved through much of our area this evening. >> that produced thunder and lightning, but the national weather service issued a tornado warning in eastern harford county. we head to tom tasselmyer. >> that warning was in effect for 19 minutes. it was a fast-moving storm that raged across central and eastern maryland. the remnants of that storm on the bay. there stillar are a few cells in parts o f delaware. we are watching big storms in the ohio valley. the potential is for another round of thunderstorms tomorrow afternoon and evening. very hot and humid air covers the mid-atlantic region. for more on how people are coping with the heat advisory, we have potential that it could be even hotter tomorrow para >> they have issued a code red. because of that, those cooling centers will be open was again for folks who are having difficulty. it's worth repeating. experts say it is about keeping hydrated. >> cold drinks. >> when the temperatures rise, so do profits to tenique smith. >> yes, we found shade under the tree and we make our money. >> on the c
downside because the rain was big. all you could see as the chunks everywhere. >> heavy rain and hail and strong wind. it knocked out power to a large vicinity. we have to be old apartment buildings. >> that is all water damage done from flooding. my whole apartment is flooded. my children's room is flooded. my daughter has a lung disease and the air is humid. >> from snapped trees to terrible driving conditions. leaving its mark all over the dog. back at four seasons corte, orange notices were declared -- posted to declare these buildings unsafe. other residents must deal with power outages. >> i was scared. my children, we are flooded. there's no lights or electricity. >> the red cross is helping families find a dry place to stay tonight. >> we have to worry about that ridiculing. >> some spots are flooded and heavy rain continues in parts of the region. lightning strikes with a bigger thunderstorms that have been developing. those lightning strikes continue to indicate we're not done with the rain just that. heavy storms trekking through the area. the big storm there on the north s
. >> this is not a revenue enhancement will. it is to make it difficult for you to buy bullet tools. >> it includes a big change in how the city treats some drug use. he wants to make possession of small amounts of marijuana as a summary offense, treating it more like public drunkenness and then a felony crime. >> police officers are spending time on "peggy" crimes. i wanted to focus in on quality -- "pattpetty" crimes. i want them to focus on quality of life. >> in 2000, the homicide rate was 40 per 100,000 people. in 2010, the rate was 36 per 100,000 people. it is among the highest in the country. he says he is willing to consider spending less on policing. >> i would more than consider a smaller police budget, particularly if it is part of a bigger plant. if you are making cuts in the police budget, you need to also make an enhancement in other areas so you are enhancing public safety. right now, we are not doing that. >> he says his public safety plan will reduce crime by 20%. >> in washington, there is a vote and a possible plan to end the deadlock over the debt ceiling. the latest proposal will hav
. the big problems will not go away. >> he blasted an idea that the u.s. constitution and powers the president to keep on spending, even if all goes sam goes over his credit limit 0--e ven if uncle sam goes over his credit limit. >> democrats the president obama will use the constitutional clause to continue to pay the nation's debt. issues like the debt ceiling are bound to be tweeted to the president in a town hall. this wednesday the white house will address citizens through twitter. the current white house account has more than 2 million twitter followeres. and the president is not the only one region . vice-president joe biden is working to gain the support of educators nationwide. the vice president spoke at the end of a convention of the national education association today. members of the nea will vote tomorrow on whether the union will endorse president obama for re-election. the union's endorsement is a vital and he took a swing at republicans to make his case. >> the new republican party has undertaken the most direct assault on labor, not just in my lifetime but witho
john boehner spill on the debt limit. washington's scramble to avoid default is our big story tonight. senators killed the measure to raise the debt limit just two hours after it barely survived a vote in the gop-led house. we have live team coverage for you tonight from steve handelsman on capitol hill. >> senate democrats killed the banner bill less than two hours after it left the house. >> this is almost an album body experience. >> all eyes on top senate republican mitch mcconnell. democrats say ollie he can fast- track debate and make a deal. >> we all know the senate is the only way out of this mess. house speaker jon baker complained he had a bipartisan deal with president obama that included tax hikes. >> i stuck my neck out a mile and put revenues on the table. in order to try to come to an agreement to avert us being where we are, but a lot of people in this town can never say yes. >> he veered to the right, including a balanced budget constitutional amendment to get the votes tonight tea party members like louie gohmert. most in the senate said no new amendment. >>
chances. we will continue with the -- rain a chance. we will continue with the big story, which is warmer temperatures. a record of 101. 81 degrees at the airport. the record high minimum temperature for the day. we will see if we can do that again today or tonight rather. a couple of the splotches of orange indicating temperatures near 90. a couple of ratings have fallen down to 60. rain shower activity is shrinking. strong storms in the upper mississippi valley. hot air continues for a while. the stream of moisture and heat coming from the central part of the region. this is moving further south, allowing some more disturbance activity and hind -- hines states moving in. nationwide, these red places indicate places that hit 100 or higher. once again in the carolinas up the eastern seaboard. a big chunk of the central part of the area. hazing in the mud the overnight. brain chances will be tapering off. -- hazy and muggy overnight. rain chances will be tapering off. it will feel like 110 tomorrow and a heat warning will be in effect for much of our viewing area, north of pennsylvania, to
an expense of punishment for that 2006 underground gasoline. that is the big story tonight. punitive damages are likely to be the largest in state history. >> exxon will have paid out more than $1 billion. live with reaction to this judgment. >> the judge got very emotional in court as he told jurors he was proud of their dedication and hard work during this six month trial. there was a lot of crying outside the courthouse as the plaintiffs celebrated. >> i really hope that the world has learned to do not do this to people and get away with it. >> susan has waited patiently for this day. ever since the underground gas leak near her home left her worried and angry. >> we did not know. we thought you could not drink it. we learned it goes through your skin and becomes absorbed. you can breathe it in. >> jurors provided 150 families compensatory damages totaling $496 million. attorneys do not have the figures but they are in the hundreds of millions. our preliminary look found damages for one household totaling more than $50 million. >> it was a proper verdict on the punitive damages and the ev
us. >> if the bottle tax is repealed, the big question is, what revenue will replace it? so far, no official proposals on that from city council. live at city hall, george lettis, wbal-tv 11 news. >> this morning we showed you some of america's most hated fees from air travel to rental cars. many of you told us the ones you pack most take. you can find them all listed on our website, wbaltv.com. >> the house is set to vote on a measure that will more than likely go nowhere. it will allow the federal government to borrow another $2.4 billion. a vote on the tea party backed bill will come tomorrow and the president has vowed to veto it. >> all we ask for is that we balance our budget, for the president to suggest that balancing our budget is not common ground does provide clarity. >> the obama administration continues to call for a long- term plan to extend the debt limit and rein in spending. a deal needs to be reached by august 2 to avoid what the treasury secretary called an unfair tax on all americans. after a little tweaking, michele bachmann is now the ninth gop presidential
him as a big brother. >> respectful, polite, generous. those were the words used to describe a young basketball star and honor roll student, now gone. >> he had a very great future ahead of him. >> i want to dedicate this season to him. he will be our sixth man all season long. we will play with the chip on our shoulder. >> they wore their jerseys at the emerald for markets. no moment seemed more touching than when coach russell ended his eulogy with a song, but could not finishe it. [applause] a tribute to a port on the court, a future now gone. -- a forward on the court. prosecutors are meeting police to decide whether or not to classify the case as an accidental shooting. a teenaged girl is recovering after an accidental shooting in east baltimore. investigators say the 15-year- at girl was shot in the neeknee about 11:45 p.m. last night. baltimore police are investigating two separate cripple shootings, one deadly. investigators their 31-year-old man was shot this morning in northeast baltimore. he was rushed to bayview, where he died. a short time later, police learned to others
to raise the debt ceiling while postponing the big debate over spending and taxes. >> everybody understands -- that is what i think of the idea. >> president obama has threatened to veto any short- term solution. >> after a moving service in california, betty ford is now back in her home state of michigan. the casket arrived this afternoon. she will lie in repose tomorrow morning at the ford museum in downtown grand rapids. thousands of people are expected to pay their final respects before tomorrows private funeral. >> she shared her life. her life was public. she shared it and it helps a lot of us. >> bill clinton, dick cheney, barbara bush or among the dignitaries expected to attend tomorrow's service. the former first lady died, on friday at the age of 93. >> the new report revealing mass of security breaches at many of the nation's airports. >> why the cost of convenience just got costlier for netflix customers. >> when i i'm around people who smoke, it bothers me in public places. >> they now banned smoking outdoors. >> thunderstorms are rolling across the state. that is going to brin
ocean city right now. it will bring big changes for us as we head into the weekend. good news is on the way, but the cleanup continues. shelton dutes is in the mt. washington area of baltimore. how are we doing out there and is the cleanup underway? >> it is not too bad we are set up. this area is very prone to flooding. tonight it does not look like too much of the problem. the water level seems pretty low. we spoke to the bar to permit earlier today and they did not get any reports of flooding around the city -- we spoke to the fire department earlier today. other areas were not so lucky when it came to flooding. the afternoon downpour led much of frederick submerged under water. waterman of course will so high in some areas that intersections -- water levels were so high in some areas that intersection's had to be shut down. these cockeysville businesses spent the day clearing away debris and salvaging what they could. >> i am just trying to help the neighbors who on the barnyard up here. >> by businesses had significant damage, including the manufacture of this portable sh
the big part of the battle is that republicans do not want the president to succeed. >> it pains me to even say that. i think we all, when it comes to the health and welfare of the country, we will need to put politics aside. it is not about us. it is about the 300 million people we represent. >> congressman cummings says if the debt ceiling is voted down, it will be the first time in history. he says he is confident that congress will agree on an extension. homosexual marriages will not be recognized by the military. the don't ask don't tell policy was reinstated. the government cannot penalize any service member that is openly gay. the defense of marriage act prevents them from extending medical, housing, and other benefits to gay couples. out of jail and out of sight, anthony is a free woman after being found not guilty of her daughter's murder. but that freedom comes with a lot of skepticism. >> in her first moments of freedom, she made a quick thinker to an officer and an attorney that stood by her side. >> i am assuming that they said, we are going to walk out, see the camera
-- real progress. the main players in the owners get face to face tomorrow with the last big hurdle coming up on the rookie wage scale. we continue this story with the jets last season. with that last piece of contention, it becomes logistics. the lawsuit must be settled. a whole lot of signatures must be signed. how long that will take is hard to say. but the lockout could be over by july 21 if they can hammer it through. that would save the regular season, if not most of the preseason. the national league is knocking off the al. [ bailiff ] fee court is now in session. [ latosha ] here are the facts... mr. lambert here was trying to go home for valentine's day. got sick and had to change flights. he paid the difference in airfare. but the other airline... ...smacked him with a 150-dollar fee just to change. 150 bucks. change fee. that's double-dipping. who can afford surprises like that? why does he hate travelers so much?! so what do you think? guilty! stick a fork in him. case closed, honey. [ male announcer ] don't pay a change fee on top of a fare difference. fly southwest, the only
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